With states beginning to open up, companies are discussing implementing systems to conduct workplace contact tracing.
This prompted us to find out how many employees would allow their employers to track their contact with other employees while at the workplace. We asked professionals one question:
“Would you use a device or app that allows your company to trace your contact with other employees while at work?”
Professionals could answer with one of two options, and the survey ran from May 29 through May 31, 2020. The survey was answered by over 17,297 verified professionals on the Fishbowl app from across the US. Respondents could answer with A) Yes or B) No. Respondents included employees at companies such as IBM, JP Morgan, Facebook, McKinsey, Deloitte, Bank of America, Amazon, Edelman, Nike, Google, KPMG, and thousands of others.
Workplace Contact Tracing Survey Results:
- 75% are against it -. Of the 17,297 professionals that responded, 12,919 (74.69%) answered that they would not allow their company to trace their contact with other employees at work.
- By Gender- 77.04% of women and 72.62% of the men answered with “No.”
- By Industry – Tech employees had the lowest percentage of employees saying they would agree to allow their company to trace their contact with other employees at work, with just 19.08%. Following closely behind were Finance (19.46%) and Law (21.08%).Conversely, Human Resources was the industry with the highest percentage of employees saying they would allow their company to conduct contact tracing while at work, with 40.5%. Following closely behind were Healthcare (32.84%) and Consulting (27.02%).
- By State – Among states with more than 100 responses, Wisconsin had the highest percentage of employees saying they would allow their company to trace their contact with other employees while at work, with 39.79%. Following Wisconsin were Connecticut (34.84%), Kansas (30.50%), Indiana (30.26%), and New Jersey (28.75%).. Following closely behind were Virginia (61.37%) and New Jersey (60.25%).
Florida had the lowest percentage of employees willing to allow contact tracing, with just 19.55%. Following Florida were South Carolina (20.25%), Louisiana (20.49%), Oklahoma (20.65%), and Alabama (21.64%).
While we can’t know the reason for each person answering the way they did, it’s assumed that privacy is one of the main reasons.
And for some, perhaps they do not want to deal with the repercussions if they do have it…
Previous Fishbowl Coronavirus Survey Results
Looking for more data showing the impact Covid-19 is having on employees? Here’s what we found in four other recent surveys:
- 55% of employees want to continue working remotely after the pandemic is over.
- 31% of employees say ‘less synergy with coworkers’ is the biggest obstacle while working from home
- 54% of employees fear there will be layoffs at their company, due to fallout from Covid-19.
- 60% of working professions said that the Covid-19 pandemic has caused clients to pause or cancel work.
- 62% of working parents are unable to juggle working from home and childcare.
- According to teachers, less than half of students are showing up for their remote classes.
- 42% of employees say they drink while working from home.
- 53.97 percent of women say they stopped wearing makeup, 29.78 percent of men stopped shaving, and 1 out of 10 employees aren’t even wearing more than underwear on their Zoom calls.
- 55% of employees say they work more hours each week than before the pandemic.